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dc.contributor.author Shinguadja, Bro-Matthew en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2014-02-07T14:07:49Z
dc.date.available 2014-02-07T14:07:49Z
dc.date.issued 2003 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11070/257
dc.description Includes bibliographical references en_US
dc.description.abstract en_US
dc.description.abstract In an attempt to attract and at the same time, to retain direct foreign investments, developing countries including Namibia embarked on aggressive economic strategies. Although these strategies are different in both forms and shapes, export processing zones (EPZs) appeared to be more favourable than others in many respects en_US
dc.description.abstract The EPZ concept is not a problem in itself. The problem it appears lie in the design of different incentive packages. The incentive packages are considered in two dimensions being comparative and competitive advantage. Comparative advantage included suspension of some national labour laws, suspension of social protection and other civil rights. Such suspension resulted in criticism against developing countries and foreign investors by ILO and trade union movements. Competitive advantage weighed in favour of those factors that appear acceptable by unions and citizens in general en_US
dc.description.abstract This study therefore presented both the arguments for and against EPZs as strategies for industrialization and development based on comparative and competitive advantage. The Study further found that some of the ingredients in the comparative advantage package are not appropriate as they are hinged on the suspensions of national laws and other civil liberties. This study further proposed some factors which need to be taken into account as policy alternatives that can improve competitiveness for any country. The study further proposed alternative approaches for policy makers and other stakeholders to consider and for possible action en_US
dc.description.abstract These proposals are put forward to policy makers with concrete evidence and information which indicates that it is possible for Namibia to pursue its developmental agenda and maintain national labour laws in parallel en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 56 p en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.subject Export processing zones en_US
dc.subject Labour conditions en_US
dc.subject Labour relations en_US
dc.subject Trade en_US
dc.subject Foreign investment en_US
dc.title Comparative or competitive advantage of export processing zones (EPZs) en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree Windhoek en_US
dc.description.degree Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree University of Namibia en_US
dc.description.degree Master of Public Policy and Administration en_US
dc.masterFileNumber 2403 en_US


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